||Issue No. 236||03 September 2004|
Interview: True Matilda
Politics: State of Play
Industrial: Capital Dilemmas
Unions: Rhodes Scholars
National Focus: Rennovating the Lodge
International: People Power
Economics: A Bit Rich
History: Mine Shafts
Safety: Sick Of Fighting
Organising: Building a Wave
Poetry: Anger In The Bush(es)
Review: The Battle Of Algiers
Culture: The Word On The Street
The Locker Room
Co-operating At All Costs
All Good Except You
Activists What's On!
Boycott and Picket the Safari Restaurant
SUPPORT UNPAID SUBCONTRACT BUILDING COMPANIES IN THEIR CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE How can you help? Boycott the Safari Restaurant, Sign our Supporters Petition, Make a donation to the campaign and Picket nightly from 6.15pm - 28 King Street, Newtown.
National competition for students - term 3 The Australian Council of Trade Unions' Worksite for Schools website (www.worksite.actu.asn.au) is currently running a national competition for school, TAFE and RTO students - Your Dream Job. To enter, students must write about the job of their dreams. There is $100 for the student winner, $50 for 2 runners-up, and $25 for the winner of the special effort category.
The competition closes Friday 22nd October 2004. More information and an entry form can be obtained from the Worksite website - http://www.worksite.actu.asn.au
Please call 1800 659 511 (toll free) or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Sudan Peace March
Sunday 5th September, 2004
Hyde Park Fountain at 11.00am proceeding to Martin Place
Speakers include: Hugh Riminton,Nightline Chanel 9; Stuart Rees, Centre for
Peace and Conflict Studies; David Lokosang, Sudan People's Liberation
Movement; Safi Hareer, Darfur Union in Australia; Rev Bill Crews, Exodus
Rally - NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Monday 6th September 2004
Queens Square, Macquarie Street Sydney
(outside the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, near Hyde Park Barracks)
In NSW less than 1% of sexual assaults lead to a conviction.
Increasingly those convicted are appealing on minor points of law.
For most women their cases do not get to court because she has no chance of
success under the current legal system.
To prove her story the woman has to submit to cross examination which aims
to degrade, humiliate and shame her.
The NSW Criminal Justice system is
letting Women down.
Immediate changes to the current justice system.
Formation of a high level task force to propose a new system for
investigating sexual assault which is fair, just and respectful.
Anne Cossins, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of NSW
Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Member for Sydney
Lee Rhiannon, NSW Member Legislative Council
Karen Willis, Manager, NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Sandy Goldstone, Counselling Co-ordinator, NSW Rape Crisis Centre
Kath Haines, Football Fans Against Sexual Assault
Free Film Night
The Wilderness Society are putting on a Free Film and Information Night.
There will be two films,
"Wildness" (about 50 minutes) is the story of two of Australia's greatest wilderness photographers
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis
The second film is 10 minutes and shows the situation with logging of old-growth forests in Tasmania featuring a soundtrack by John Butler.
It's free and a great way to find out more about one of Australia's special environmental areas - Tasmania.
Where - Waverley Library 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction (off Oxford Street heading away from the Junction towards the city)
When - Monday 6th September 7pm
For more information: contact The Wilderness Society 9282 9553
An Hour Of Power
Can the power sector save us from Climate Change? And would it if it could? Find out at a free debate moderated by Premier Bob Carr from 6 to 7pm Monday 6 September at Coles Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo. Full invitation with map and speaker details available from http://www.wwf.org.au/climate/powerswitch_debate.pdf RSVP is essential to reserve your place. Email your details to [email protected]
APHEDA 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Join APHEDA to celebrate 20 years of international solidarity from 6.30pm to 7pm Wednesday 8 September at Petersham RSL Auditorium, 7 Regent Street, Petersham. There will be live music, a fabulous, MC, an auction, and a decision two course meal. Free parking. Tix $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. For details and bookings call Sally from APHEDA on (02) 9264 9343.
Helen's War: Now Showing
Postgraduates for Peace are holding a screening of Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident - an award winning documentary made by former University of Sydney Arts-Law student Anna Broinowski. It profiles Anna's aunt, the trail-brazing anti-nuclear campaigner since the 1970s, Dr. Helen Caldicott, as she resurfaces to take on the Bush administration in the post 9/11 world. Anna Broinowski and Helen Caldicott will speak at the free screening from 6pm Thursday 2 September. RSVP: [email protected]
Films, Politics and Learning Conference
Organization: OVAL Research, Faculty of Education, University of Technology 6 & 7 Dec These nights aim:
- To bring together radical film-makers, radical film buffs, and radical educators.
- To inspire educators about ways they can use film in their work.
- To inspire film-makers about ways they might facilitate learning about politics.
- To foster discussion and advocacy about this field of practice.
We are seeking videos and films under 2 categories:
1. Agitprop: protest, guerrilla, activist, political, subversive short films /videos.
2. Participatory film-making: community films/videos as social intervention. The only format accepted is DVD.
Send copies with entry form to Celina McEwen, The Centre for Popular Education, UTS, PO Box 123, BROADWAY NSW 2007 AUSTRALIA. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2004. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.cpe.uts.edu.au/pdfs/FPLentry.pdf
For further information email Celina on (02) 9514 3847 or [email protected]
Make A Diff For Nix
Conservation Volunteers Australia is offering a range of weekend and week-long projects that the environmentally inclined can assist on around the state and throughout the country. From wildlife projects to clean-up bees, find out more at http://www.conservationvolunteers.com.a
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